Category Archives: Organizational News

WFFC Announces New Website Launch

Glen Rock, NJ – The Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed website.

The WFFC partnered with Costello Creative Group to conceive and design a new website which will better serve the WFFC’s members and subscribers. The newly revamped website is highly visual and provides an elevated user experience, with easy to use navigation, upgraded user features, and mobile responsiveness. Quick access to upcoming events and recent news from all three of the WFFC’s chapters keeps users engaged and makes it easier than ever for members and subscribers to learn about the WFFC and to engage with the WFFC’s ever-expanding network of like-minded individuals from the Flavor & Fragrance Industry.

Highlights of the newly redesigned website include the following features:
• Mobile responsive design
• Easy to use navigation
• Searchability to efficiently access events and news for all Chapters
• Social media integration
• Photo vaults for Chicago, Cincinnati and New Jersey Chapters
• Enhanced information about membership
• FAQs section

Erica Lermond, WFFC President, says, “We are excited about the dynamic design of our new website and its upgraded user features. Our website committee’s dedication during the two-year development process gives us a final product that enables the WFFC to further advance our mission to educate, engage and empower our rapidly growing membership.”

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.

WFFC Announces 2019 Board Members – Chicago

len Rock, NJ – Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce is pleased to announce the 2019 Chicago Chapter Board of Directors. The officers are: President – Mary Maile (Innova Flavors), Vice President – Marissa Piazza Pasky (H.B. Taylor Company), Treasurer – Kelli Heinz (Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.), and Secretary – Cheryl Schaul Udzielak (Givaudan Flavors Corp.). The board members include: Dafne Diez de Medina, Ph. D. (Innova Flavors), Renata Girnius (Orchidia Fragrances), Marilynn Kelly (Belle Aire Creations), Cyndie Lipka (Prinova USA), Lindsey Oostema (Synergy Flavors, Inc), Jane Pinda Hansen (ChemSalesNow, LLC) and Kris Watson (Independent), and Deepa Sethi (Sensient Flavors, Inc.).

Back Row, L-R:  Cyndie Lipka (Prinova USA), Marissa Piazza Pasky (H.B. Taylor Company), Mary Maile (Innova Flavors), Cheryl Schaul Udzielak (Givaudan Flavors Corp.), Marilynn Kelly (Belle Aire Creations),
Lindsey Oostema (Synergy Flavors, Inc), Renata Girnius (Orchidia Fragrances)

Front Row, L-R:  Kris Watson (Independent), Jane Pinda Hansen (ChemSalesNow, LLC),
Dafne Diez de Medina, Ph. D. (Innova Flavors)

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.

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WFFC Announces 2019 Board Members – Cincinnati

Glen Rock, NJ – Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce is pleased to announce the 2019 Cincinnati Chapter Board of Directors. The officers are: President – Sarah Gutierrez (Mane, Inc.), Vice President – Erica Boyd (Givaudan Flavors Corp.), Treasurer – Melinda Baldauf (Mane, Inc.), Secretary – Lew Weeks (Flavor Producers). The board members include: Alex Cahoon (Flavor Producers), Kim Caron (Callisons), Tracey Coffey (Mane Inc.), Karen Dewitt (Skidmore Sales), Amy Horn (MCI Miritz Citrus), Cecily Minardi (Synergy Flavors, Inc.), Katherine Miller (Cincinnati Preserving Company), Megan Nolan (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients), Ashley E. Ramudit (Mane, Inc.), and Lisa Sanders (Independent).

Top Row, L-R:  Lew Weeks (Flavor Producers), Amy Horn (MCI Miritz Citrus), Tracey Coffey (Mane Inc.),
Cecily Minardi (Synergy Flavors, Inc.), Sarah Gutierrez (Mane, Inc.), Karen Dewitt (Skidmore Sales),
Kathy Miller (Cincinnati Preserving Company)

Bottom Row, L-R:  Ashley Ramudit (Mane, Inc.), Alex Cahoon (Flavor Producers), Lisa Sanders (Independent),
Melinda Baldauf (Mane, Inc.), Megan Nolan (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients)

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.

RELEASE NO.  022018/003

WFFC Announces 2019 Board Members – New Jersey

Glen Rock, NJ – Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce is pleased to announce the 2019 General Board of Directors. The officers are: President – Erica Lermond (The Lermond Company, LLC), Vice President – Jessica Reichert Weber (Premier Specialties Inc.), Treasurer – Marie Wright (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients), and Secretary – Cathianne Leonardi (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients). The board members include: Gillian Bleimann Boucard (Berje Inc.), Adriana Becker (Kerry Ingredients & Flavours), Michelle Bruckmann (Berje Inc.), Christina Christie (Fragrance Resources, Inc.), Paige Crist (Allured Business Media), Patricia Halle (Hamilton Consulting), Joan Huang (Symrise Inc.), Adele Naidu (Firmenich, Inc.), Alpa Roman (Flavor & Fragrance Specialties), and Joy Wilson (Firmenich, Inc.).

L-R: Jessica Reichert Weber (Premier Specialties Inc.), Adriana Becker (Kerry Ingredients & Flavours),
Gillian Bleimann Boucard (Berje Inc.), Michelle Bruckmann (Berje Inc.), Alpa Roman (Flavor & Fragrance Specialties),
Erica Lermond (The Lermond Company, LLC)

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.

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WFFC Announces 2018 Board Members and New President – New Jersey

Glen Rock, NJ – Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce is pleased to announce the 2018 General Board of Directors. The officers are: President – Erica Lermond (The Lermond Company, LLC), Vice President – Jessica Reichert Weber (Premier Specialties Inc.) Treasurer – Patricia Halle (consultant), and Secretary – Marie Worsham (Givaudan Fragrances). The board members include: Gillian Bleimann Boucard (Berje Inc.), Christina Christie (Fragrance Resources, Inc.), Paige Crist (Allured Business Media), Joan Huang (Symrise Inc.), Cathianne Leonardi (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients), Amy Marks-McGee (Trendincite LLC), Jeanine Pedersen (Creative Marketing, Trends & Insights Professional), Alpa Roman (Flavor & Fragrance Specialties), Joy Wilson (Firmenich, Inc.), and Marie Wright (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients).

L-R: Amy Marks-McGee (Trendincite LLC), Alpa Roman (Flavor & Fragrance Specialties),
Cathianne Leonardi (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients), Paige Crist (Allured Business Media),
Erica Lermond (The Lermond Company, LLC), Joan Huang (Symrise Inc.),
Jeanine Pedersen (Creative Marketing, Trends & Insights Professional)

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.

RELEASE NO.  012018/002

WFFC Announces 2018 Board Members and New President – Chicago

Glen Rock, NJ – Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce is pleased to announce the 2018 Chicago Chapter Board of Directors. The officers are: President – Mary Maile (Innova Flavors), Vice President – Marissa Piazza Pasky (H.B. Taylor Company), Treasurer – Kelli Heinz (Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.), and Secretary – Cheryl Schaul Udzielak (Givaudan). The board members include: Stacey David (Belle Aire Creations), Marilynn Kelly (Belle-Aire Creations), Dafne Diez de Medina, Ph. D. (Innova Flavors), Lindsey Oostema (Synergy Flavors, Inc), Jane Pinda (ChemSalesNow, LLC) and Kris Watson (Frutarom).

Back Row, L-R: Marilynn Kelly (Belle Aire Creations); Kris Watson; Dafne Diez de Medina (Innova Flavors)
Middle Row, L-R: Stacey David (Belle Aire Creations); Marissa Piazza Pasky (H.B. Taylor, Co.); Kelli Heinz (Bell Flavors & Fragrances); Lindsey Oostema (Synergy Flavors)
Front Row, L-R: Mary Maile (Innova Flavors); Cheryl Udzielak (Givaudan); Jane Pinda (ChemSalesNow)

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.

RELEASE NO.  012018/003

WFFC Announces 2018 Board Members and New President – Cincinnati

Glen Rock, NJ – Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce is pleased to announce the 2018 Cincinnati Chapter Board of Directors. The officers are: President – Sarah Gutierrez (Mane, Inc.), Vice President – Erica Boyd (Givaudan Flavors Corp.), Treasurer – Lisa Sanders (Independent), Secretary – Katherine Miller (Clearbrook Farms). The board members include: Melinda Baldauf (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients), Becca Bush (Flavors Producers), Tracey Coffey (Mane, Inc.,) Karen DeWitt (Skidmore Sales and Distributing Company), Janine Gage (Mondelez International), Melissa Harman (Mane, Inc.), Amy Horn (MCI Miritz Citrus International LLC), Rhesa Johnson (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients), Megan Nolan (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients) and Lew Weeks (Flavors Producers).

Top Row, L-R: Melissa Harman (Mane Inc.), Rhesa Johnson (ADM/WILD Flavors),
Becca Bush (Flavor Producers), Amy Horn (MCI Miritz Citrus), Tracey Coffey (Mane Inc.),
Lew Weeks (Flavor Producers), Erica Boyd (Givaudan), Sarah Gutierrez (Mane Inc.)

Bottom Row, L-R Katherine Miller (Clearbrookfarms), Lisa Sanders (Independent),
Karen Dewitt (Skidmore Sales), Melinda Baldauf (ADM/WILD Flavors),
Janine Gage (Mondelez), Megan Nolan (ADM/WILD Flavors)

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.

RELEASE NO.  012018/004